Darlington Mayor to raise toast to St George

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A TOAST will be raised to St George at Darlington’s Market Cross on Wednesday, in honour of his Saint’s Day.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Darlington, Charles and Carol Johnson, will be joined by other dignitaries from the town, including citizen of the year, Lol Degnan, and young citizen of the year, Danny Stevens, at noon to raise a glass to the patron saint of England.

The town crier Peter Stemmer will also take part in the event.

Councillor Johnson said: “It’s a real pleasure to recognise St George’s Day with a toast and hope to continue in this tradition for many years to come.”

Darlington Library’s junior mascot Deefor the Dragon will be joining the celebrations by handing out roses to members of the public courtesy of Flowers by Nattrass.

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2:18pm Mon 21 Apr 14

BMD says...

Well, pigs must now fly!!!

A Labour EnglishCouncil honouring the Patron saint of England
Well, pigs must now fly!!! A Labour EnglishCouncil honouring the Patron saint of England BMD
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7:56pm Mon 21 Apr 14

miketually says...

Should it not just be "Deefor Dragon", rather than "Deefor the Dragon", for the joke to work?
Should it not just be "Deefor Dragon", rather than "Deefor the Dragon", for the joke to work? miketually
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2:38am Tue 22 Apr 14

SirLance says...

Make the most of still having the right or opportunity of flying the English flag! This week the Prime Minister David Cameron caught flak for describing the UK as a 'Christian country! Unbelievable as it sounds the tenets of Parliament were placed by Christian worshipers! Look no further than the Queens speech last Christmas where she stated': " Prince George will be given a Christian upbringing in a Christian country" God bless Ma'am! ------------Someone who has the guts to stand up for the country!
Make the most of still having the right or opportunity of flying the English flag! This week the Prime Minister David Cameron caught flak for describing the UK as a 'Christian country! Unbelievable as it sounds the tenets of Parliament were placed by Christian worshipers! Look no further than the Queens speech last Christmas where she stated': " Prince George will be given a Christian upbringing in a Christian country" God bless Ma'am! ------------Someone who has the guts to stand up for the country! SirLance
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10:38am Tue 22 Apr 14

Jackaranda says...

SirLance wrote:
Make the most of still having the right or opportunity of flying the English flag! This week the Prime Minister David Cameron caught flak for describing the UK as a 'Christian country! Unbelievable as it sounds the tenets of Parliament were placed by Christian worshipers! Look no further than the Queens speech last Christmas where she stated': " Prince George will be given a Christian upbringing in a Christian country" God bless Ma'am! ------------Someone who has the guts to stand up for the country!
Lizzie's speech is written by the Government, is it not?
[quote][p][bold]SirLance[/bold] wrote: Make the most of still having the right or opportunity of flying the English flag! This week the Prime Minister David Cameron caught flak for describing the UK as a 'Christian country! Unbelievable as it sounds the tenets of Parliament were placed by Christian worshipers! Look no further than the Queens speech last Christmas where she stated': " Prince George will be given a Christian upbringing in a Christian country" God bless Ma'am! ------------Someone who has the guts to stand up for the country![/p][/quote]Lizzie's speech is written by the Government, is it not? Jackaranda
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